The royal land of Rajasthan conceals colorful cultural heritage in its treasure trunk. One of the striking jewels of the land is its beautiful temples. Various shrines of vivid religions constitute as an integral part of the Rajasthani culture. Stated below are a few famous temples of Rajasthan.
Ranakpur is one of the religious Jain destinations of India and perhaps, the famous marble Jain temple of the place is the reason behind it. The beautiful architecture of the shrine is simply impeccable. Further, the intricate carving of the pillars is an example of aesthetic artwork. The best part is that each of the marble pillar has a unique designed carved on it.
People from different walks of life bow their heads down at the Dargah Ajmer Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. As per the legendary beliefs, sage Khwaja Sahib left for the heavenly adobe after praying for six days in isolation. Every year those six days are celebrated as Urs fair in Ajmer. Coming to the architecture of the Dargah, the tomb is constructed with marble and the dome is plated with gold. It would not be wrong to say that both the religious value and amazing architecture are responsible for the popularity of Ajmer Sharif. Therefore, this is an integral part of pilgrimage in Rajasthan.
The five renowned marble shrines of the Dilwara are regarded as one of the holiest places of Jain religion. Being located just two and a half kilometers away from Mount Abu (the only hills station of Rajasthan); the Dilwara temples are also counted among the top tourist destinations. The beautifully carved designs on the ceiling, pillars and panels make it a splendid shrine of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan pilgrimage is incomplete without visiting Pushkar and Pushkar tour is incomplete without visiting the Brahma Temple. There are various Hindu mythological beliefs associated with this shrine of Rajasthan. In addition to this, the temple turns out to be a crowed puller during the Pushkar festival in October-November. Various saints, devotees and general tourists visit the Pushkar fair and bow their heads down at the Brahma Temple for seeking redemption from all their sins.
Govind Devji is another name given to Lord Krishna by his devotees. This temple is among the most beautiful shrine that embellishes the pink city, Jaipur. Further, it is the chaste idols of Radha and Krishna that render peace of mind as well as blessing to the pilgrims. On special occasions like Janmashtmi, the temple is magnificently decorated for the celebration.
The temple of Dadhimati Mata is situated in the Nagaur district. Dadhimati Mata is the incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and thus the temple embraces high religious value. Being constructed during the Gupta dynasty, this is among the oldest temples of India. The temple is embellished with beautiful architecture with a few depictions of Valmiki’s Ramayana over the interiors.
So these were a few popular temples in Rajasthan that portray the religious and cultural diversity of the state. These temples are not just pilgrimage destinations; rather, are regarded as tourist spot. Further these shrines are not confined to any religion in specific; people from different backgrounds come to seek blessings at these temples.